Historical Events In December - 21
Sunday, 28 May 2023
1988 Pan Am "Flight 103" explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 on December - 21.
1988 Bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], dies after short illness at 60 on December - 21.
1989 On December - 21 romania's dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's final speech (executed 12/25)
1989 On December - 21 uS invades Panama and ousts General Noriega
1989 On December - 21 jan Cikker, composer, dies at 78
1990 On this day in history clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)
1991 On this day in history 95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)
1991 On this day in history el Sayid Nosair acquitted of killing Meir Kahane
1991 Ted Turner and Jane Fonda wed on December - 21.
1992 On December - 21 albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71
1993 On this day in history philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100
1994 Dean Rusk, US Sect of State, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1995 Robert Francis Vere Heuston, professor of law, dies at 72 on this day in history.
1996 Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90 on this day in history.
1997 Bruce Woodcock, boxer, dies at 76 on December - 21.
2006 On December - 21 australian cricketer Shane Warne announces his retirement from the sport.
2006 On December - 21 saparmurat Niyazov, the dictator of Turkmenistan dies unexpectedly, sparking world concern over a possible power vacuum and instability in this energy-rich country.
2007 On December - 21 queen Elizabeth II became the oldest-ever Monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.
2007 On December - 21 the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the Schengen border-free zone.
2010 The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice since 1638 takes place on this day in history.
2012 On this day in history 39 people are killed in violent clashes in Kenya
2017 UN General Assembly votes 128 to 9 to denounce US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history tennis Australia announces a 10-point tie break to be implemented in Australian Open when deciding set reaches 6-6; takes place of 2-game advantage final sets
2018 On December - 21 the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 22,445 after its worst week since 2008.
2020 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] 36 cases are reported on the Base General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme in the Chilean Antarctic Territory, marking the first infections in Antarctica, the last continent to report infections.
2020 A great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurs, with the two planets separated in the sky by 0.1 degrees. This is the closest conjunction between the two planets since 1623 on December - 21.